Thousands of German policewomen will receive what media have labelled “bullet-proof bras”. The bras are not actually bullet-proof, but are meant to better protect policewomen who wear bullet-proof vest.
There was a slight safety risk for women wearing normal bras with metal parts underneath a bullet-proof vest. If the vest is hit by a projectile, this can have an impact on the metal bit in the bra underneath and cause injuries.
The bullet-proof bras are made of white cotton and featuring the word “Polizei” (Police) along the seam, with no metal parts and look like sports bras. [Reuters]